Principal’s Blog: Issue 14

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As we hurtle towards our September opening, I would like to extend a huge thank you to all members of the TAL family for their positivity, faith, and determination in helping us get to this point; our dedicated site team, passionate teachers, supportive families and hardworking students, to name but a few!

As we draw ever closer to welcoming our founding cohort through our doors in September, this Principal’s Blog will seamlessly metamorphosise into Shine, our academy newsletter! The first edition of this will be sent to families each half term and will continue to provide you with regular updates on all things TAL, with the success and achievements of our students at the centre. Wishing you a safe and enjoyable summer.

Family Induction Day

Thank you to all families who have booked an appointment on our Family Induction Day to speak with your child’s Form Tutor. This will take place on Thursday 2nd September and is a virtual event. We would like all parents/carers to take part in this and have some key information to relay about our school and your child’s first day with us. If you are struggling to make an appointment, please contact Mrs Northam and she will help you to secure one.
Number: 07833 547001

Family Handbook

By now you should have received a copy of our handbook which outlines the high expectations that we have at Trinity Academy Leeds in addition to the levels of academic and pastoral support that we will offer your child. If you have not received a copy, please contact us and we will send one out swiftly. This key document can also be found on our website, where there is an option to translate the text into a language of your choice.

Please note that your child’s first day at TAL will be Monday 6th September and all students should be in the school building for 8.00am promptly. We cannot wait to meet and greet them all.

Your child’s Form Tutor will answer any questions that you may have about the contents of the handbook, but please do get in touch via email should you have an early query.


We have been delighted to receive so may positive emails and messages of thanks for being able to provide the branded items of our uniform, free of charge, to our families. You are more than welcome! Please do check the requirements for the non-branded items of clothing and our general uniform carefully; we are more than happy to answer questions about hair styles and suitable shoes to ensure that 100% of our students attend in perfect uniform. Our uniform has now landed with our local suppliers The School Uniform Shop, Harehills Lane and can be exchanged for your personalised uniform voucher. If you not have received your voucher, please get in touch with us asap and we shall send it through!

Our last TAL Challenge!

I have been very impressed with all the challenge entries that we have received over the last year, it has been brilliant to see so many of you getting involved and sharing your thoughts and interests. Our final Challenge for you, our brand-new Year 7 cohort, is to simply send us a photograph of you looking smart in your TAL Uniform! This is an incredibly special year for all of team TAL and we would love to see you proudly modelling our TAL colours. I am sure that your parents and carers will shed a tear too seeing you looking so grown up and ready for the next step of your journey! All entrants will receive a special something through the post to help them prepare, even more, for September. Take a look below at some of the fab entries we’ve received from our challenges. So much incredible work…

Summer Camp

Thank you to all our students who attended our TAL Summer Camp and a special thank you to Roundhay Primary Campus for hosting us at such short notice. It was brilliant to meet you in person and see you enjoying a full range of interesting and challenging lessons. Well done for demonstrating excellent behaviour and for embodying our Core Values. We cannot wait to start working with you and helping you to shine brighter!

Previous Challenge Winners

Our last two TAL Challenges proved to be very popular and we were delighted to take our P.E Challenge winners for a high rope, treetop, experience at Go Ape. They all demonstrated true grit, determination, and teamwork (that goes for Mr Lisgo also, who undertook the course too!).

I was also impressed to read the entries into our latest challenge that showcased the writing talents of our future students. Miss Bury and Miss Stowell are even more excited to start working with you and sharing their love of literature.

Thank you for reading my 14th blog! 

Many thanks,
Kat Cafferky